The gypsies, as well as other ethnicity who are seen as allying with Dracula, are altogether portrayed as representing uncivilisation, savageness, and barbarianism. It also suggests any form of resistance against the British Empire, including attempt of blood contamination, immortal sexual behaviors, and the marginal ethnicity themselves, will eventually be defeated. At the final battle to defeat Dracula, the gypsies were depicted as the escort of Dracula. Despite their strength and training, the army, surprisingly , is simply defeated by a young solicitors from the city London, whose“impetuosity, and
Aside from its hold as a horror novel, Dracula endures because it serves as a reminder of how society is constantly in flux: authority figures fall to the powerless, tradition is confined by progress, and human values are rediscovered somewhere in the midst. The Victorian Era is known for its pious and sexless society where women only expected to be wives
Truth and Progress: Reconciling Religion and Rationalism to Defeat Dracula Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula deals heavily with the theme of religion and faith, and, framed in the context of a fantastic struggle against an evil vampire, explores a controversy about religion which dominated its contemporary Victorian period—the debate between Christian religion and modern rationalism, an ideology fuelled by recent scientific advancements which provoked religious doubt. Literary critics tend to attempt to fit Dracula to one side or the other of this Victorian debate, but the novel’s position is difficult to discern, as instances of faith versus reason are not presented in binary opposition—neither side is marked as discernibly good or bad. What
Hume also supports this claim by stating that the creature, which was meant to be beautiful, reflects in its outward form Victor’s inward deformity. He gives an example with the early history of the monster that craves love, which is an ironic reproduction of Frankenstein 's personality, for he can neither express love, nor respond properly to human emotions. The result of this intercourse between Gothic and Romantic elements is a novel that is far more complex and sophisticated than the work of many of her contemporaries by provoking philosophical, ethical and moral questions left to the reader to answer, as said by Nicole
However, the imperialism of Dracula, reflecting the “Outside” aspects of Dracula is still observable. Dracula serves as a superior figure who possesses tremendous seduction power to the women who originally belongs to the “good” men’s group and turns them into the opposite of their original group. The statement of Mina “Leagued with your enemy against you.” (Stocker 337) quite voices the anxiety and fear of the good men’s group. Also, the image of the women after being transformed into vampires encounters an entire change. The purity of women is forever lost and instead they turn voluptuous and demanding and thus become otherness, which deepens the fears of losing masculinity of the “Good” men’s group.
Victor’s reckless behaviour contributes not only the deaths of his family, but the creature’s nature of becoming sinful through experience. The message of the novel is to understand the dangers of pursing knowledge, and how its discovery can be tragic to those who do not use it properly Throughout the novel, we as readers are exposed to the tragedies of Frankenstein
Their introduction to the play establishes a supernatural element that is consistent throughout the play, allowing for further exploration of ideas such as the destruction of oneself as a result of being overambitious. Shakespeare creates a stormy, bleak, and ominous atmosphere when the Witches are first introduced, successfully associating them with a negative atmosphere. It is through their prophecies that Macbeth’s lust for the throne is encouraged, consequently leading him to his own demise and destruction of Scotland. The
The creature is even more conscious of his superior power over Frankenstein, and calls himself ‘the master’ when Frankenstein breaks his promise, “Slave, I before reasoned with you, but you have proved yourself unworthy of my condescension. Remember that I have power, you believe yourself miserable, but I can make you so wretched that the light of day will be hateful to you. You are my creator, but I am your master—obey!” (148). Their mutual chase through the whole novel is also mirrored in the coexistent relationship
Well, in my research I had found out that according to Rebecca Dudczak the one reason was that Pometheus experiences consequences from power and enlightenment,(Dudczak) just as Victor Frankenstein does in the novel. Experiencing consequesnes is the first reason Frankenstein is considered The Modern Prometheus. The inquiry for power and enlightenment and not being precautious of what could happen if you temper with the laws of nature. The consequences in Frankenstein can be compared with the original story Prometheus because there is an abundance of tragedy in this story and it seems to repeat itself as it does in Prometheus. The monster continues to strangle and kill multiple people and the bird continues to attack and eat the liver of prometheus.
An example of this evolution would take place in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight. In this story, Edward Cullen (the vampire) falls in love with a human named Bella Swan. Due to this situation Edward begins to control his desire to suck her blood because he has fallen in love with her. Although Edward has the essence of a vampire, he seems to have the self-control Count Dracula does not seem to have. Along with this, there are several other examples